Dante Bertolino

First Violins

Dante Bertolino began to devote himself to the violin studies at the age of twelve in São Paulo, moving at eighteen to Sofia in Bulgaria. There, he continued his studies at The Pancho Vladigerov National Academy of Music, where he obtained a bachelor’s degree under the advisory of Evgenia-Maria Popova and a master’s degree with Professor Stojka Milanova. After that, he was invited to study for a year with Charles Stegeman at Duquesne University in the United States.

 

He has participated in several festivals around the world, perfecting his skills with renowned musicians like Ani Schnarch, Sergiu Schwartz, Haim Taub, Shlomo Mintz, Michael Vaiman, Petru Munteanu, Simon Bernardini, Andrés Cárdenes and Richard Young. Dante has also served as soloist with orchestras in Brazil, Bulgaria and the United States, and won prizes in academic and chamber music competitions. In Bulgaria, his chamber ensemble had live concerts broadcasted on national radio and on the European Union stations.

 

Dante has played in several professional orchestras in Bulgaria and in the United States, having served as concertmaster for the academic orchestras of which he was a member, working side by side with conductors such as Aylton Escobar, Benjamin Zander and Manfred Honeck.

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